Phillip E. Richardson, D.P.M.

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Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Richardson completed his fellowship at Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine where he received comprehensive reconstructive training, including primary and revision ankle joint replacement. Prior to obtaining his fellowship training, Dr. Richardson completed his podiatric surgical residency in the Department of Orthopedics at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his residency, Dr. Richardson received extensive training in Orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, emergency and internal medicine, infectious disease, diabetic limb salvage, and burn trauma. His medical involvement extended into the world community where he completed a medical mission to El Salvador treating patients with congenital deformities of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Richardson received his medical degree from Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Richardson served as Vice President of the Pi Delta National Honors Podiatric Society and was active with the student chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Richardson continually challenges his knowledge base through research and collaboration. He continues to educate patients through research and advances his profession by means of research publications, lecturing, and community outreach. He is a native of southern Illinois and enjoys golfing, boating, fishing, playing music, and spending time with his wife Alison and three children.


ACFAS Artrhosocopy Course 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support 

Basic AO Techniques 

Leadership Experience

2012 – 2013
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Assistant Clerkship Director 
Responsibilities included: Reviewing student applications, organizing 3 month core student schedules, along with monthly student schedules.

Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society Vice- President 2010 – 2011
  • Des Moines University Technology Committee 2008 – 2011
  • Des Moines University Student Ambassador 2008 – 2011
  • College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Interview Committee 2009 – 2010
  • Des Moines University Academic tutor 2007 – 2008
  • Founding Member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Chapter 2001

Career Experience

2016 – 2017
OrthoArizona, Gilbert, Arizona

2015 – 2017
East Valley Foot & Ankle Specialist, LLC, Mesa, Arizona
Private Practice

2014 – 2015
Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Bradenton, Florida
Fellow in Advance Foot & Ankle Surgery

2012 – 2014
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Resident in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Completed Outside Rotations: Orthopedic Trauma, Burn Trauma, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Psychiatry, Plastic Surgery

2011 – 2012
INOVA – Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia
Resident in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
Lower Limb Anatomy Teaching Assistant

Medical Education

May 2011
Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine NBPME Part I July 2009 – Passed
NBPME Part II March 2011 – Passed
NBPME Part III June 2012 – Passed
Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society, Iota Chapter
Des Moines University Merit Scholarship, 2006-2011
Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards in Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology 2007-2008

2004 – 2006
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
Genetic Engineering Dean’s List 2004-2006 

2000 – 2004
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Biochemistry Major, Theological Studies Dean’s List 2000-2004


Research Activities

Incidence of re-amputation following partial 1st ray amputation associated with diabetes mellitus and neuropathy.
Co-authored with: Brian T. Dix, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti DPM

Pre-operative anemia in hindfoot and ankle fusions
Co-authored with; Brian T. Dix, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti DPM

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Pi Delta National Podiatric Honor Society